KJV LexiconThey that were full
satiated (in a pleasant or disagreeable sense) -- full (of), satisfied (with).
have hired out
to hire -- earn wages, hire (out self), reward, surely.
themselves for bread
food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it) -- (shew-)bread, eat, food, fruit, loaf, meat, victuals.
and they that were hungry
hungry (more or less intensely) -- hunger bitten, hungry.
to be flabby, i.e. (by implication) desist; (figuratively) be lacking or idle -- cease, end, fall, forbear, forsake, leave (off), let alone, rest, be unoccupied, want.
so that the barren
sterile (as if extirpated in the generative organs) -- (male or female) barren (woman).
to bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage
a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number
and she that hath many
abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.
is waxed feeble
to droop; by implication to be sick, to mourn -- languish, be weak, wax feeble.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
"Those who were full hire themselves out for bread, But those who were hungry cease to hunger. Even the barren gives birth to seven, But she who has many children languishes.
King James Bible
They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who are full hire themselves out for food, but those who are starving hunger no more. The woman who is childless gives birth to seven, but the woman with many sons pines away.
International Standard Version
Those who had an abundance of bread now hire themselves out, and those who were hungry hunger no more. While the barren woman gives birth to seven children, she who had many children languishes.
Those who are well-fed hire themselves out to earn food, but the hungry no longer lack. Even the barren woman gives birth to seven, but the one with many children withers away.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who were well-fed hire themselves out for a piece of bread, but those who were hungry hunger no more. Even the woman who was childless gives birth to seven children, but the mother of many children grieves all alone.
King James 2000 Bible
They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased to hunger: so that the barren has borne seven; and she that has many children has grown feeble.
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